Week 1 can be tough because there’s a lot of speculation with rookies and free agents who haven’t played a down for their new team. Go with the sure thing this week. Don’t swing for the fences with an unknown commodity. Make your guys earn their way into your starting lineup. Here are the players you should start in Week 1:
There has been some speculation that Jackson could throw in 30 times a game. He may drop back to throw it that often, but odds are he’ll use his legs when necessary. Jackson is a QB1 this week against Miami – another team expected to finish near the bottom of the standings.
If Gordon is ever going to resemble the player he was in 2013, it’ll happen this season. Tom Brady doesn’t throw the ball like he used to, but he’ll be nice and rested going into Week 1. Gordon is a high-end WR2 in all formats with WR1 upside. He averaged 18 yards-per-catch last season with the Patriots and should make a few big plays this week against Pittsburgh.
If you were lucky enough to land Fournette at your RB2, don’t hesitate to plug him in this week against the Chiefs. Kansas City was one of the worst defenses in the NFL last season. They allowed the third most fantasy points to opposing running backs.
T.J. Yeldon and Frank Gore are also on the roster. The Bills will likely start the season giving all three backs an opportunity. I drafted Singletary in multiple leagues and love his upside, but taking the wait-and-see approach is the way to go this week.
Now that drafts are over, the quickest way to improve your roster is the waiver wire. Here are some players to consider adding in free agency before they have breakout performances: